Posts about Organisational activities
Kimsorn has identified a prospective funding opportunity via the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives in Cambodia which aims to help projects that seek to address the issue of food insecurity. There is only 1-week left before the deadline and Kimsorn would really like to get a proposal submitted from the CYDC.
For this task, we are seeking a volunteer who can provide immediate support in helping Kimsorn complete the funding proposal. Information is attached that may be useful in addressing the proposal requirements.
Kimsorn must pay $1/hr to use the Internet. His transportation cost from his village to Battambang province two ways is $5. He has tried to make himself available for regular communication at least 3x per week. Kimsorn has been exploring alternative options to reduce his travel time and most importantly the associated costs.
CYDC has identified as part of their 3-year strategic plan that they would like to establish a community "cow bank" to help increase animal cultivation in Moung Russey. They are also considering the same with pigs.
For this task, we are seeking volunteers who can advise them on feeding, daily care, when and how to sell, etc. We are also looking for information on organizations who may help CYDC in achieving this goal. If you locate such an organization, please post information pertaining to their requirements here as well.
Households in Moung Russey are constantly at risk from the threat of food poverty and lack of income. Families who own land often do not produce sufficient quantities to fulfill the family’s dietary requirements, and many landless families are wholly reliant on wages to buy food. These wages are low, and workers are often the victims of exploitation or lack employment. Villagers routinely seek work outside of the commune due to lack of employment opportunities within the commune.
Ebenezer Foundation for Rural Development have begun phrase one of the Integrated Sustainable Fruit Farm and Community Agroforestry project. 15 vulnerable hardworking women were selected, have agreed to ongoing training and their vegetable nursery beds are progressing.
This task is for news updates on their farming and to help EFORDE move to next steps of the project, fruit farming and then the agroforestry projects.
Recently, Bramuel visited the Japanese Embassy in Kenya to inquire about funding for the new hospital construction. The Embassy in turn sent a representative to visit the hospital. They were very impressed with the overall organization and invited Arrow Web Hospital to submit a letter of intent to the Embassy. If this goes well, they may then be invited to submit a full proposal.
For this task, we are looking for experienced writers who can work with Bramuel to compose the letter of intent. Here are two resources that may be useful to help you get started:
The last step required to achieve level-A accreditation status under NHIF is for Arrow Web Hospital to secure an X-ray machine, baby incubator and ultrasound equipment. With each level of accreditation under NHIF, the amount of money the hospital is reimbursed per card-carrying patient per month increases. This equipment will also again allow the hospital to accept referrals from other areas, also increasing the amount of reimbursement they receive.
One of the next items that will be of great use to Arrow Web Hospital is a full dental kit. If the hospital is able to secure a dental kit, they will then be able to employ a dentist. This will allow the hospital to accept referrals and treat people in their local community who presently have no other local options for dental care and oral hygiene. They would also be able to offer training and education to the local community on the importance of oral health.
For this task, we are asking volunteers to research possible options to help Arrow Web Hospital secure the dental kit they need.
Arrow Web Hospital would like to maintain stock of mosquito netting that can be provided to women in the Kayole-Soweto community with children under the age of 5-years. If the hospital can get an initial supply to keep in stock, the hope is that they would be able to add a line item to the budget to purchase replacements for those that are given out each month.
The hospital presently treats around 200 patients per month. Out of these, approximately 75% are women with children under the age of 5 years. The estimated cost for purchasing a treated mosquito net locally is $5 USD.